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George Sachs, Psy.D.
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Dr. Sachs is a graduate of Emory University and a licensed clinical adult and child psychologist, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of ADD/ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders in children, teenagers and adults. Dr. Sachs is the Owner of the Sachs Center, a boutique treatment center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Dr. Sachs consulted to Juilliard, providing therapy to their dancers, actors, and musicians.

Dr. Sachs did his diagnostic training at The Child Study Center in Chicago, conducting neuropsychological evaluations of children with ADHD. Dr. Sachs continued his training at Mt. Sinai and Cook County Hospitals in Chicago, conducting therapy and neuropsychological assessments in their Child and Adolescent Psychiatry clinics. At Mt. Sinai Hospital, Dr. Sachs also led a support group for parents of children with ADHD.

Dr. Sachs did his internship and post-doctoral residency at the Children’s Institute (CII) in Los Angeles, concentrating on the diagnosis and treatment of abused and neglected children. While at CII, Dr. Sachs served as a supervising psychologist, mentoring and training therapists in the assessment, diagnosis and evidence-based treatment of children with ADHD and other neurobehavioral disorders.

Dr. Sachs has authored a workbook, Helping the Traumatized Child, to assist new clinicians in the treatment of PTSD in children. This workbook was created to be used in conjunction with TFCBT [Trauma-Focused CBT] and offers the child therapist unique kid-friendly activities to complement the TFCBT model components. This workbook has also been successfully field-tested in Los Angeles at the Children’s Institute.

To reach Dr. Sachs, please contact his office at 646-807-8900 or by email at george.sachs@sachscenter.com

Entries by George Sachs, Psy.D.

10 Parenting Tips To Preserve Summer Sanity

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 4:09 PM

You fall for it every year. You get so caught up in your kid's excitement. You count down the days with them, buy them shorts and tank tops, and load up on freezer pops and sunscreen. And foolishly, foolishly you believe that somehow their summer fun has something to do...

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The #1 Divorce Mistake If You Have Kids

(1) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 6:25 PM

Divorce comes with so many tasks. You must each create new bank accounts, arrange for changes in health benefits, sign appropriate documentation, and more.

At least one of you must find a new living space, obtain furniture, set up utilities, and arrange accommodations for shared custody of the kids....

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Do You Have Commitment Fomobia?

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 3:16 PM

The new iPhone 7 is coming next Spring, and the Galaxy S6 this Summer! Every year we're programmed to believe we need a newer version of our now seemingly outdated phone. When we see our friends sporting the latest device, we instinctively feel fear that what we currently own isn't...

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5 Ways to Know if He's the One

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2015 | 9:41 AM

This is the season of soulmates. Couples are jockeying for space in candlelit restaurants, trying to find the right mood to share sweet-nothings and chocolate kisses. Rom-com marathons are running relentlessly on every channel, bathing us in the glow of endless love and laughter.

Cupid too, is on the scene....

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Rob Kardashian's 'Father Wounds'

(3) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 12:20 PM

As a psychologist with a private practice focusing on young adults, I watch The Kardashians reality show through a different lens than my peers. Some devour the show like cotton candy, stuffed into your mouth and savored like a drug. "You can actually feel the pleasure hitting your brain," said...

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10 Organizational Tips for Managing ADHD

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2011 | 10:39 AM

Organizational skills are a vital component to a happy and successful life. Many people with ADHD have added difficulties with organization, often because they fear they won't become perfectly organized. If you are someone in need of support to become more organized, the following tips may help:

1. Limit...

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Women With ADD

(2) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 12:47 PM

Do you feel frazzled, unorganized, chronically late, spaced out in conversations with friends and family or struggling to understand what is happening in meetings? You may have ADD (and may have had it since you were a little girl in Ms. Smith's first grade).

Women with ADD are often...

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Is Boyfriend "Single" Online?

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2010 | 5:59 PM


Dear Dr. George:

For the past three months, I have been dating a wonderful man whom I met on a dating site. Fairly early into the relationship we agreed to...

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How Do I Know He's Exclusive?

(5) Comments | Posted November 18, 2010 | 9:24 AM


Dear Dr. George:

I'm a 45-year-old single mother. I've been doing the online dating scene for years. I recently met what seems to be an age-appropriate divorced father. We've been...

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How To Set Boundaries With Ex

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 3:33 PM


Dear Dr. George: I am a forty-three year old single mother of three. I am in a committed relationship with a wonderful man. I have been divorced from my "wasband"...

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Take Control of Your Relationship

(1) Comments | Posted October 25, 2010 | 11:30 AM

Dear Dr. George:

I am kind of lost and have no idea what to do, so I really need advice. I was in a relationship with my ex...

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Short But Not Sweet

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 4:56 PM

Dear Dr. George:

I have a question for you. I need your advice. A friend of mine just received the most amazing text.

We want your opinion on how...

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How I Can Continue To Be "Friends" With Him?

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2010 | 5:31 PM

Dear Dr. George:

What can I do? I have an off again on again relationship with my boyfriend of three years, mostly because he says he gets "stressed" and needs...

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Nagging Him To Move In Together

(3) Comments | Posted April 1, 2010 | 2:26 PM

Dear Dr. George:

My boyfriend and I recently broke up over some big issues. We are both thirty-years-old and have been dating for five plus years, with a one year...

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Secretly Videotaping Sexual Encounters With Unsuspecting Girls

(1) Comments | Posted March 31, 2010 | 3:59 PM

Dear Dr. George:

I am a college student at USC. My boyfriend of two-years is in a fraternity, and I like many of his brothers. However, my boyfriend told me recently about an event that the brothers hold secretly. It's called "showtiming", and what they do is...

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How Do I Celebrate Our Anniversary?

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2010 | 8:07 PM

Dear Dr. George,

I have been dating the same guy for two years. He's such a wonderful man: good-looking, generous, politically, socially and environmentally-active, and really funny! Do you have any thoughts on what I can do that's fun, romantic and memorable for our two-year anniversary (March 27th)?

---Susie...

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What Can I Do to Try to Win His Heart Back?

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2010 | 10:03 AM

Dear Dr. George,

My ex-boyfriend and I broke up four months ago. I'm still very much in love with him. I have reason to believe he still cares about me, but I'm not sure what I should do. Our one year anniversary is March 5, 2010 and I'm hoping if...

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Friend Wants More Than Platonic Relationship

(2) Comments | Posted February 5, 2010 | 10:32 PM

Dear Dr. George,

My close friend of many years confessed that he wants more than a platonic relationship. I enjoy spending time with him and I don't want to ruin our current bond. However, I'm not attracted to him in a romantic way. Since his revelation, things have been awkward....

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How Do I Tell Him He Overstayed His Welcome?

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2010 | 12:44 AM

Dear Dr. George,

I live alone and I love it. My personal space and time are invaluable. Recently, I began dating a man who lingers long after our date has ended. I understand spending the night every now and then, but he often stays well over a 24-hour period! How...

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How To Spot A Tiger In The Woods

(5) Comments | Posted January 29, 2010 | 10:43 PM

Now that the Tiger is in his cage, after roaming strip clubs and hotel bars freely for almost a decade, I think it appropriate to prevent others from being harmed by similar stealthy creatures.

But how do you pick out this animal from the pack? Does he have special...

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